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    Default Re: Polling place in a church carry question.

    Quote Originally Posted by punxsutawneypete View Post
    However, Ohio specifically outlaws carrying a firearm in church unless the pastor consents.
    Seriously?
    In how many denominations does the preacher have no special authority within the congregation?
    Does it specifically say 'pastor', or does a congregation that eschews that terminology have no recourse?
    That sounds like an easy law to challenge.

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    Default Re: Polling place in a church carry question.

    Quote Originally Posted by jcourson View Post
    Seriously?
    In how many denominations does the preacher have no special authority within the congregation?
    Does it specifically say 'pastor', or does a congregation that eschews that terminology have no recourse?
    That sounds like an easy law to challenge.

    It would seem to be for the governing body or authorized representative to decide.

    29 ORC 2923.126 Duties of licensed individual.
    (B) A valid concealed handgun license does not authorize the licensee to carry a concealed handgun in any manner prohibited under division (B) of section 2923.12 of the Revised Code or in any manner prohibited under section 2923.16 of the Revised Code. A valid license does not authorize the licensee to carry a concealed handgun into any of the following places:

    (6) Any church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship, unless the church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship posts or permits otherwise;
    IANAL

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